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The Future Of Rct Space...?
RCTtom - Apr 13 2019 09:40 PM
I'm really impressed this site is still going, honestly. I registered on RCTspace 15 years ago as...
Rollercoaster Tycoon Turns 20
Doctor J - Apr 05 2019 01:09 AM
To celebrate the anniversary - I played Forest Frontiers again. So much has changed in the world...
Rollercoaster Tycoon Turns 20
rcthelp - Apr 02 2019 04:08 PM
This weekend just passed, on 29th March I believe, Rollercoaster Tycoon celebrated its 20th birth...
Farewell Mama Bear
rcthelp - Apr 02 2019 03:56 PM
Oh sad news. Let's not forget Marjan's role in the UCES, a massive achievement in the days when '...
The Future Of Rct Space...?
Liampie - Apr 02 2019 12:40 PM
Sorry I only just saw this, Woodpecker. Does the website literally say we're not accepting any ne...
It's been legitimately three months since this Roller Coaster Tycoon fan site has had any substantial activity. Sure, it's hasn't been that active to begin with in the past couple of years, but I truly think this site is on its last legs. I don't want it to go to its rest either, but look at how barren these forums are. Heck, I saw rcthelp pop in for a bit of a spell before leaving just as fast.
I know this community has spent a good deal of the past decade celebrating this game with amazing parks, cool track designs, and the like. But in this day and age (or at least until Chris Sawyer maybe ports the original games to iOS or something), the RCT community has either transfered to New Element or just stuck around little niche areas of the internet. I might see videos of people playing this series on YouTube, but it doesn't give me the same satisfaction as opening a park and looking into it at its various and plentiful details. It doesn't give me the same feeling of going onto an internet forum and partaking in the wonder and awe that comes from sharing your projects.
...you're probably looking at this post right now and saying "What do you, RCT Scenario Lover, have to say about anything regarding this site? You're a brat who slandered rcthelp when he wouldn't accept your RCT1 remakes. wabigbear was right to tell you off and close your topic, tainting your reputation on this forum." I'm not defending my actions at all, you know. I deserved to be told off. By the time I remade the entire first game on RCT Revalutions, I realized how much a dumbo I was back then. I mean, this is the first thing I ever really said on this site:
"Yep, I'm taking control now! I'm fufilling dakinle's project of recreating Original RCT Secenarios!"
I wasn't even 13 years old, and I was throwing myself out there like a government bigshot. I denied the backlash for some time, but when I came to realize my repercussions, I just couldn't stand to post on this forum anymore. Every time I posted about something thereafter, I flinched as if a moderator was about to come 'round and smack me with a probation for being a goof. At one point, I couldn't take it, and I just left.
And in the past three years, RCT Space has steadily declined. All the previous community members have finally left to focus on their real lives. I'm not saying they shouldn't have, you know. It's good that they're working on something that isn't just a hobby. But at this point, I even wonder if this site is worth keeping up if I'm just going to check back every couple of days, click that New Content link, and see nothing but tumbleweeds.
...I don't want it to fade away. But I can't look at my previous remakes thread without experiencing some horrid form of PTSD, either. I guess what I should be saying now...is that I wish some of the other communities that still exist in the RCT niches of the internet could migrate here and give this website a new life. If someone could delete my disaster of a reign here remaking the original scenarios, tidy up the general forums a bit...maybe this site could become as glorious as a phoenix.
In closing, I just want to say a few things to the people that frequented this forum.
Sambo, you're a good man to have kept this site moving along for so long. It's lasted more than RCT Station, which is truly saying something. I hope you can keep it in this archival-like format for some time.
rcthelp, I know you left a full month ago, but thank you for letting me accept my previous demons regarding this forum. I hope your life outside of RCT is going well.
wabigbear, if you're even still out there...thank you for letting me realize that I was wrong to commandeer someone's else work like dakinle's. Sure, I still might have been inspired by him to work those remakes out, but I could've done without having my own topic, and my own stupid internet persona, sully the whole affair with mud. Even if you don't play this game anymore, at least know that I've changed my ways for the better.
To anyone else who I've interacted with on RCT Space, keep hope alive, friends. This is one heck of a great game from the mind of one great man. It's something that brings us all together. I can only hope that at some point, we can be together in such harmony again.
~RCT Scenario Lover (AJ Carrillo)
(P.S.: I'm sorry if I effort-posted the heck out of this forum, but I hope you understand my position.)
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It feels longer ago, given the number of hours I dedicated to the game, this site, writing game helpers like Access and PiNGer, and collaborating with the likes of Greg Wolking, Henry Winklestein and Steve Franks on the Ride Exchange and Track Packs.
Harder to believe, I realise now that the game was released when my youngest child was just 8 weeks old. She's now at university, and we still very occasionally play RCT3 together.
Tomorrow my new Windows 10 PC is due, I guess that will mark the end of my RCT playing days. Factorio is my passion now.
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It is with much sadness we announce the passing of one of our Senior Staff Members. Marjan de Goede - our own Mama Bear - lost her struggle with cancer. One year ago, another member of the community, OSUDenny, passed, and sadly this year we lose another. Mama Bear will be remembered for her parkmaking skills, solo and collaborations, as well as her assistance with questions and issues the forum members have had over these many years. Her work will live on in the downloads section where she left us with her best works.
Farewell Marjan, you will be missed...
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'Rollercoaster Tycoon' riding to the screen for Sony Pictures Animation (exclusive)
Sony is getting into the roller-coaster theme park business … sort of.
Sony Pictures Animation has pre-emptively picked up rights to the Atari video game “Rollercoaster Tycoon.” Harald Zwart is spearheading the development of the big-screen adaptation as a possible directing project and will executive produce.
David Ronn and Jay Scherick, who penned the upcoming Kevin James comedy “The Zookeeper,” are attached to write what will be a live-action/CGI hybrid.
The “Tycoon” franchise, created by Chris Sawyer, is a popular series of computer games that simulate a combination of designing roller coasters and amusement park management. Each game challenges players with open-ended amusement park management and development while allowing them to construct and customize their own unique roller coasters.
The games are popular in the PC world, generating more than $300 million in sales and giving Atari bragging rights for having the third-best-selling PC title of all time in the U.S.
Atari’s Jim Wilson will exec produce with Nick Reed and Zwart.
Zwart directed Sony’s “The Karate Kid,” the upcoming remake of the 1980s classic that is produced by Will Smith and stars his son Jaden Smith.
In addition to working on “Zookeeper,” Ronn and Scherick are writing “The Smurfs” for Sony Animation. They also are in production on a pilot for ABC titled “Southern Discomfort,” starring Don Johnson and Mary Steenburgen.
Zwart, Ronn, Scherick and Atari are repped by ICM, which packaged the project.
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